TWINNING BETWEEN ADMINISTRATIVE-TERRITORIAL UNITS IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DOROHOI MUNICIPALITY FROM ROMANIA AND THE CHOLET CITY FROM FRANCE

Petronela Scutariu, Simona Sîrbu

Abstract


By bringing together people from different regions of Europe, twinning provides the framework to share issues, exchanges of views and understanding different points of view on any issues of common interest or common concern. In this paper, we aim to analyze the twinning commitment between two European partners, namely Dorohoi Municipality from Romania and Cholet City from France, to highlight the importance of developing cooperation links for the benefit of the involved local communities. The research shows that between these two local administrations the Twinning Charter has been materialized, which presupposes the mutual assumption of maintaining permanent ties and of combining efforts to solve common problems through exchanges of inhabitants, ideas and capital. The Twinning Protocol sets out mutual support and exchanges of experience in areas such as cultural and social infrastructures (library, gaming library, museums); tourism, public administration, education, security, environmental protection, green areas; public transport. Within the framework of the cooperation commitment, there are: workshops with different current communal themes; redevelopment of parks with playgrounds and additional planted trees; cultural opening by refurbishing the library, creating a museum and museum management; mutual tourist promotion and other such measures put into practice by both involved communities.


Keywords


twinning commitment; administrativ-territorial units; public management; cooperation agreement; European partners; local communities

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